Tuesday, May 13, 2008

What a Week!

This past week has been crazy busy...getting ready for baby, Mother's day, etc. etc. I have been incredibly blessed this week with my wonderful family and fantastic friends.

Saturday morning I woke up at 7:00 AM to see Kevin and Maren standing in my room looking down at me (I'm on an air mattress on the ground, for comfort). Maren orders me to get up and get dressed (did I mention it was 7:00 in the morning?). I did as I was told and we left for breakfast at T.C. Eggington's where other wonderful friends were waiting for me. They were celebrating baby with me (since I demanded no shower). We had a fabulous breakfast and they even brought diapers and baby detergent. So sweet! Thank you for getting up so early on a Saturday!
After breakfast I discovered the fun was not over. Maren took me to get a pedicure. We did a little shopping while waiting for the salon to open. It was my first pedicure you can imagine how needed it was. My pregnant, swollen feet loved it. Thank you so much Mar!!
Mother's day was quite the fiasco...but a wonderful learning experience for me. It seemed that nothing could really go right and while I was in the middle of feeling sorry for myself I realized that Mother's day really isn't about me having the perfect day. It's about celebrating motherhood. I am so grateful for my mothers and other women in my life who have nurtured me. I am incredibly grateful to be a mother. It has been the greatest blessing in my life. I feel very fulfilled being a mom. Kevin has made it so easy for me to be a mom. Because Mother's day wasn't everything we thought it'd be he stayed home Monday morning to make me a wonderful breakfast and help with the kids. He is so thoughtful!
Yesterday my cerclage was removed, which means the baby can come at anytime and it will be okay. The c-section is scheduled for June 4th or June 6th, so hopefully we can make it until then. I know, usually women are like, "Get this baby out of me!" I'm not so ready yet. It's not that I am loving being pregnant, we just have a lot to do to get prepared. However, I am very, very excited to meet this little person! I can't wait to find out if it's a boy or girl. It's quite an exciting time!
And, of course, we have to have a little American Idol love. The final three sang tonight and I am definitely for David Cook. He has always been one of my favorites, but I found tonight that I am always excited to hear him sing, whereas I don't feel the same about the others. He's got my vote!

Hope you all have a wonderful week!


The McMillans

I am so happy that you have been pampered. You are such a kind person, that kindness just comes back at you.

Blinzinger Family

Despite it not being the "perfect" day of spoiling, I am glad to see you did get some spoiling. Breakfast sounds great (both) and the pedicure. I just had my first and only pedicure last year. They are wonderful!

Julia M.

Wow! Your baby is coming so soon! I hope that everything gets taken care of before then. You deserved the pampering. I'm sorry Mother's Day wasn't the best--mine wasn't either, and I'm not even a mom! My vote goes for David Archuleta--I can't help it--I'm from Murray! :)

julie gunderson

Wish you the best in getting read for your baby and your new arrival.

Jennifer Flake

CHRISTIE! I found you!
I am so glad you left a comment on my blog! I LOVE hearing from old friends! That's so exciting that you are expecting #3...I remember the rough road you had getting Cade here! I hope the last two were easier! My last 2 are 21 months apart also!
ANYHOW! Email me if you wanna!


I so wish I could've been there Sat. morning! I'm so glad you had a nice time with some great friends. Sorry about mother's day--I could tell something was wrong Sunday. Sis. Willis said some things that really helped to change my expectations of that day too. love you! Can't wait to meet baby #3!!!

Haws Family

What sweet friends you have Christie! And a sweet husband- go Kev! You deserve all the pampering possible! I'm so excited to meet your little one too!
I appreciated what you wrote about Mother's day and motherhood. It was very beautiful and well put! Happy Mother's day- you have been a constant nurturer to me in my life! I love you!

The Earls

Sounds like a busy but great week. I also am excited to see what you will be having. Do you have names picked out for either? Good luck, I hope the delivery goes well.